Recently, I stumbled upon a nice blog about Rajput kings and their heroic wars against the Muslim invaders. Read it and enjoy the battle stories!
Arms of the kshatriya always support and sustain the people like (a father his) son.
A kshatriya is, for this reason, honoured by all, in all situations.
There is nothing in all the three worlds, which is beyond (the reach of) bravery.
kshatriya sustains all, and all depend upon the brave.
– Mahabharata, Shanti Parva, 99. 17-18)
This shows how stupid Gandhi was to have misinterpreted Hindu scriptures and come up with this assinine ideology of “non-violence at all costs.” There is a reason why all Hindu gods are armed. Righteous violence against the wicked is the lifeblood of Hindu tradition. I don’t know what Gandhi was smoking to have come up with his tripe. I strongly suspect British role in promoting his leadership among the Hindus to defang them.